Homosexual pastor replaces Billy Graham as advisor to President

United States
November 12, 2008 6:10pm CST
http://www.onenewsnow.com/Politics/Default.aspx?id=315364 Does it get any better than this? I am sorry to see Billy Graham step down but he is 90 and deserves a rest. BeforeObama became President elect, he said he was a Christian. A lot of us did not buy that. I suppose it is Obama's choice to decide who he wants. What I am against is that he told people he was a Christian. You cannot be a Christian and endorse homosexuality at the same time. It does not mean you have to hate homosexuals. The Bible says to hate the sin and love the sinner. The bottom line is, Obama lied to the people about his faith. This is going to be a long 4 years.
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@murderistic (2280)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Oh my goodness... the article does not say that Vicki Gene Robinson is "replacing" Billy Graham (LaBarbera said that, but he was just saying it to be dramatic, that is not news, that's opinion). It says that Obama consulted Robinson three times, and it would seem that their discussions were based on civil rights issues involving gays.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
By the way, just because you disagree with someone's theology or interpretations of the Bible doesn't mean that they aren't a Christian. I'm sure a lot of people don't agree with your theology or interpretations of the Bible. The Bible is all about the marginalized, and you seem to be against them. So get off of your high horse and stop being so discriminatory. To be a Christian is to believe in God and to accept Jesus Christ as your savior. Everything else beyond that can be classified as sins of a Christian.
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@myklj999 (16947)
13 Nov 08
Obama is not a Christian because he sought advice from a gay Bishop? Whatever.
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@MntlWard (880)
• United States
13 Nov 08
"The Bible says to hate the sin and love the sinner." I'd like to know where the Bible says that. By the way, there are quite a few homosexual Christians in this country. All the parts of the Bible that have been interpreted to be laws against homosexuality were old testament writings. Jesus broke it down to a simple rule: Do unto others as you would have done unto you. Anyway, even your source doesn't have any evidence that Robinson is taking Billy Graham's position that shouldn't exist in the first place. Apparently Obama and Robinson talked, and someone on an anti-gay site said, "It looks like Billy Graham has been replaced by a gay bishop." So your source ran with it. Is this another example of how gracious Obama's opponents are being?
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@anniepa (27238)
• United States
13 Nov 08
You got it, MntlWard, this is how the Obama haters show their graciousness. It's a shame they couldn't follow the lead of the man they supported, John McCain, who ws very gracious in his concession speech and last night on Jay Leno's show. It's strange how some people who like to define themselves by their Christianity find it so impossible to follow that one rule that summed up Jesus's teachings perfectly, the Golden Rule as you posted above. Anyone can follow that, regardless of their religious faith or lack thereof, but too few do. That would make Jesus more sad than Obama having a homosexual pastor as his adviser, I have no doubt. Annie
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Do you honestly believe this, or is it just a way to keep discussions going? Could anybody actually be that small-minded? I'm not a Christian at all, but before I could comment on it I studied it long and fully. I believe Jesus Christ was the one who asked his followers to love their neighbors. He also told them not to judge others. Why not try to be a Christian?
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• United States
13 Nov 08
Thankyou! very well said!
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
13 Nov 08
That gay bishop is probably more open-minded and closer to God than you are!! If you truly understood what love was you would not even write this post. It really doesn't matter what religion you feel puts you above someone else...the fact remains that you think you are better and more righteous....you have some learning to do.
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@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I'm answering this through my e-mail, so I can't read the article yet. Are you saying that even though Billy Graham has been to pray with the last ten presidents when they were elected, he is now not invited, but another preacher who is homosexual is? I know Mr. Graham is ninety, but I'm surprised by this news. Of course no matter what Obama will say and do, I never bought the claim he was a Christian. A lot of people say that, but it's obvious by the way they live and talk that they aren't. Which is bad because people associate their actions with actual Christians.
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@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
13 Nov 08
OK, I read the article. Yeah, I don't feel any better.
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• United States
13 Nov 08
From my understanding, Billy stepped down on his own accord...unless Obama asked him to and he has not made it public knowledge. On the other hand if you were Billy Graham, and 90 years of age, would you really think that the most liberal president in history would have any use for your spiritual advice? Obama did seek the advice of the gay bishop three times during his campaign...so it certainly looks like he is replacing him even if non-officially. Once he is in the White House, I am sure it will be official. Maybe Billy Graham heard about this and decided it was time to step down due to the obvious. I wonder how long Obama knew this gay bishop before he went seeking his advice. Or maybe he chose to seek his advice only because he was gay and wanted gay votes.
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@AmbiePam (49884)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Although I know pandering for votes has gone on for more years than I've been alive, even I can't believe how far this successful campaign went to reach every single group they could think of. Did no one think that with his promises to every group and how so many of them didn't mesh, eventually Obama would have to take sides? Which will inevitably cause the wrath of several groups he gave his promises to and has now broken them. I keep thinking back to Jesse Jackson forgetting his microphone was on in an interview, and talking to his companion about how Obama was pandering to black people. Of course that might have been sour grapes, but still...
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I think we are in for a lot of "revelations" regarding our new President.
• United States
13 Nov 08
Yes, we certainly are. Film at 11.
@sid556 (31005)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Thank goodness for the changes. If Obama sat in his office and did absolutely nothing....it'd still be better than what Bush did. If he can reduce the discrimination ....all the power to him. It is hateful and inhumane.
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@newtondak (3950)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Do you have proof that such discrimination has actually existed in the White House?
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
13 Nov 08
Most of the Gay Christians that I know are more Christ-like than you.
• United States
13 Nov 08
But you must realllllllllly like me because you are starting to respond to more than one of my discussions! It's like bad food. If I don't like it, I don't go back for more. lol
@cyntrow (8524)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I will always argue against people who consistantly misrepresent the gay community. Your obsession with the community will keep me coming back. Hope you like me.
@SaintAnne (5453)
• United States
13 Nov 08
I would rather be with a non-Christian who tolerates the differences in other people and fights for equality than a self-proclaimed Christian who persecutes and alienates one's fellow human beings.